History

Influenced by 16th century military architecture, the Schenectady Armory was designed and constructed in 1936 to house local units of the New York National Guard. This uniquely styled building with its blend of art deco features and Tudorbethan forms was the last of three armory buildings built in Schenectady. The facility’s 27,000 square foot drill hall served both military and social functions holding many civic, entertainment, sporting and business events over the years from General Electric Company wide stock holder meetings to Harlem Globe Trotter basketball games.

The building was closed down in November of 2008 and sold through public auction to the current owners in 2013. Very few changes have been made over the years and the grand stone and brick building looks much as it did in 1936.

Today, the Schenectady Armory Center is host to, receptions, professional meetings, entertainment and a wide range of other events. Contact us today to book your next event.